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High-Tech Access: Full Array of Articles from the Influential Santa Clara Law High-Tech Law Journal Now Available Online, to Anyone
Tuesday, May. 1, 2012
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 1, 2012—In response to the growing call for greater openness and collaboration in legal scholarship, the Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal is now available as an open-access journal to scholars from any university or location anywhere in the world via the Internet.
Santa Clara University School of Law’s Computer & High Technology Law Journal is among the top three most-cited sources in its field by scholars, and among the top six most frequently cited by state and federal courts. It is regularly ranked in the top 15 among intellectual property law journals by Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Starting this week, all articles in the journal, dating back to the first issue in 1984, are fully indexed and searchable in their native PDF format. The website is http://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/chtlj/
The six-month project to move the journal online was completed by a team at the law school’s Heafey Law Library.
The move towards greater access for legal scholarship conforms with the goals outlined in the Durham Statement, created by a group convened at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. That statement calls for "law schools to stop publishing their journals [exclusively] in print format and to rely instead on electronic publication coupled with a commitment to keep the electronic versions available in stable, open, digital formats".
Other law schools who are signatory parties to the Durham Statement include Duke, NYU, Yale, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, the University of Chicago, and the University of Texas.
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